Interior Design

Loving Game Of Thrones? Check Out The Iron Throne Bean Bag!

The Iron Throne Bean Bag

The Iron Throne Bean Bag: Furniture for the contemporary Queen or King

Nottingham-based GreatBeanBags, retailer and manufacturer of the UK’s largest selection of bean bags, has created an Iron Throne bean bag inspired by the release of the final season of Game of Thrones.

This luxurious metallic throne took more than 100 hours to build with a team of six people across design, construction and supply.

Currently the Iron Throne bean bag is a limited edition piece, priced at £249.99, however, fans of the show can register their interest to ensure they are at the front of the queue for this medieval piece of furniture.

Gira Plug + Light 

Gira Plug + Light 

Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, showcase Plug + Light: a new and defined interface which unites light control and power supply. 

Combined with appropriate light top units, Plug + Light offers easily controllable indoor lighting – from dimming to warm dim – making it an infallible solution for professional electricians, installers and system integrators so flexible indoor lighting can come to life for the end customer.

For flicker-free, dimmable light in matching switch design, Plug + Light is an open system which can be used with standard Gira flush-mounted device boxes, as well as models from Gira‘s British Standard Range. 

‘Holistic Design' with Daval Bathroom Furniture

‘Holistic Design' with Daval Bathroom Furniture

Rich warm coloured woods are creating a coup in the bathroom this season, with timber-clad wall panelling, featured furniture and the use of hardwoods and tropical timbers like Walnut being used to elevate the bathroom and transform it from ordinary to extraordinary. 

Daval, leaders in the British design and manufacture of quality fitted furniture embrace the markets need for holistic design with a collection of furniture that allows you to synchronise a bathroom scheme with your living room, kitchen and bedrooms in terms of quality, design and style. 

‘‘Join the holistic design revolution, your heart and home will thank you for it!’’

Holistic interiors draw inspiration from the following design principles: 

How to create the perfect gallery wall

perfect gallery wall

Great interior design is about bringing together simple and stylish features which make a room a sophisticated space that oozes character and personality.

Gallery walls are a modern and chic way to showcase your favourite images and your unique individual style whether it be through artwork, family photos or fun typography.

If you’re wondering how to get started Clare Moreton, photo expert at CEWE, Europe’s largest photo printing company, has compiled a guide to show you how to make a stunning gallery wall in your home or office space, that is easy to create and makes use of beautiful memories and flaunts your individual style.

Simplicity and symmetry

Save money and the environment: tips for upcycling 

Save money and the environment: tips for upcycling 

The world generates at least 3.5 million tonnes of plastic and other waste every day, which is 10 times the amount compared to a century ago. This means we nowlive in a world where it is vital we take responsibility for our wastage and ensure we do our utmost to protect the environment.  Whether this is through increasing our recycling, or purchasing eco friendly products, it is down to us as individuals to do our part. 

As part of this, many people have been embracing the upcycling trend and have been keeping an eye out for old gems that can be transformed into something special.

Create your own green wall of foliage and flowers anywhere in your home

Create your own green wall of foliage and flowers anywhere in your home

Bringing nature into your home with a green wall of your favourite indoor plants where ever you want it, and with minimal maintenance, can be achieved with the new LECHUZA Green Wall Home Kit Glossy collection.

The CUBE Glossy self-watering planters are available in white, scarlet red and charcoal colours, all in a high-gloss finish.  Each CUBE has its own removable planter liner, water level indicator and wick.  The sets include three CUBE planters, three brackets and one wall bar. The lightweight metal bar provides a secure hold for the entire contents: the planters, plant and water on any wall.

MyVoucherCodes launches interactive guide to help save money on interior design

Living room interior design

Online discount code provider MyVoucherCodes has launched an interactive guide to interior design, offering people the opportunity to furnish their dream homes on a budget.

It’s a well-known fact that furnishing and redecorating always ends up being more expensive than originally intended. Ideal Home recorded that in Britain, an average of nearly £6,000 a year per household is spent on decorating and furnishing, suggesting that when it comes to playing house, Brits splash the cash.* But, even if you don’t go over-board with your interior design the essentials are still expensive, especially if you’re buying everything in one go.

MyVoucherCodes launches interactive guide to help save money on interior design

MyVoucherCodes living room

Online discount code provider MyVoucherCodes has launched an interactive guide to interior design, offering people the opportunity to furnish their dream homes on a budget.

It’s a well-known fact that furnishing and redecorating always ends up being more expensive than originally intended. Ideal Home recorded that in Britain, an average of nearly £6,000 a year per household is spent on decorating and furnishing, suggesting that when it comes to playing house, Brits splash the cash.* But, even if you don’t go over-board with your interior design the essentials are still expensive, especially if you’re buying everything in one go.

How to make your new home your own

Bedroom in new home

You've scrimped and saved for months, sacrificing holidays, nights out and weekend treats and now you’ve finally got your hands on the keys. The keys to your very own home. Bricks and mortar that you can call your own. But whether it’s a new build with a blank canvas or an older property in need of some TLC, you’re going to want to put your own mark on it to reflect your style and personality.

This piece should offer some tips to help you create a home you’ll be proud to call your own, without it costing the earth.

Choose your colours

Budgeting For Bathrooms

Budgeting For Bathrooms

When budgeting for your new bathroom, tiling is a crucial consideration.  Tiles are the hardest thing to replace and are exposed to lots of traffic and frequent cleaning. Therefore, it makes sense to spend the money on something you know will last and you will enjoy for longer.

Compared to natural stone floor tiles, Porcelain has the advantage of being very easy to maintain making it a great choice for domestic use.  It’s lightweight and doesn’t stain which is perfect for bathrooms.  In terms of budgeting, prices also tend to be lower than the equivalent stones and while ultimately it comes down to personal taste, porcelain does give all the benefits of stone but without any of the maintenance.  

How To Achieve The Coastal Trend

Coastal trend sofas

The coastal trend is a great one for refreshing your interiors, as it is all about recreating that carefree, relaxed atmosphere found by the sea. However, this doesn’t mean you have to fill your room with the typical seashells and fish associated with this scheme. For a slightly more subtle look, start with a base of neutral tones inspired by classic seaside scenes and build on top of it. 

SUNA OFFER INSIDE SCOOP ON DESIGNING YOUR HOME ON A FIRST TIME BUYER BUDGET

Suna interior

With salary rises trailing behind house price growth, over the past twenty years London has seen the number of homeowners aged 25-34 plummet by over 20%[1]. For first time buyers looking to establish themselves on the London housing ladder sooner rather than later, Clarion Housing has recently unveiled Blackfriars Place, comprising 35 one and two-bedroom apartments in Southwark, that are ready to purchase through the shared ownership scheme. Boutique design consultancy, Suna Interior Design, were tasked with designing the show home for the scheme. Their brief was to appeal to the first-time buyer target audience and offer inspiration to first time buyers about how to decorate their own home, without breaking the budget. 

No Home Truths For Women

No Home Truths For Women

1 in 2 women have fibbed about a home interiors purchase they have made, according to new research.

A survey of 1,017 UK adults carried out by interiors etailer, Furniture123.co.uk, found UK women are most likely to lie about the cost of new interior purchases, with a massive 54% confessing to having done this.

39% of these say they feel no guilt whatsoever about these kinds of little lies, as they ultimately improve the home.

Furthermore, 66% of those interior shopping fibbers say they would continue to lie about purchases to benefit the overall aesthetic of the home.

Interior design: Escape the snow by going retro

Retro interior design collection from Icon - grey fluffy beanbag

A fusion of contemporary and retro style and a focus on wellbeing in interior design can help turn your home into a warm, welcoming escape from the cold this winter, says trend analyst and designer Allison Chatten…

As lead designer at British furniture brand Icon, Allison says ‘future retro’ is set to be a very popular trend this winter. “It’s about refined sophistication and combining a love of vintage and heritage with a more playful, modern atmosphere”, she said. “In short, it’s combining contemporary fabric technology, an awareness of mood-mindful textures with looks inspired by high-end 60s and 70s fashion and design such as Prada and Hermès.

Revealed: Simple Interior Design Can Boost The Value Of Your Home

Revealed: Simple Interior Design Can Boost The Value Of Your Home

Trouva and Marsh & Parsons uncover homeware hacks and interior design tips to make selling your home a whole lot easier. For home owners planning to move up the property ladder in 2018, online platform for independent boutiques, Trouva.com and estate agents, Marsh & Parsons announce the surprisingly simple tips and tricks that boost the perceived value of a home in the eyes of a prospective buyer.

From stylish storage solutions to maximising mirrors, Trouva unveils the must-buy items to transform a space before selling.

Best in show: Alexander James' 5 interior design tips to bring show house style to your home

Best in show: Alexander James' 5 interior design tips to bring show house style to your home

With spring sales in full swing in many shops, now is the perfect time to take a critical look at your new home and make a few changes to bring it up to show house standard.  

 
"Bringing glamour and style to your home doesn't have to be about making big changes. There are a few simple tips and tricks that can make a big difference. Try to step back and take a fresh look at your rooms. Which features and objects stand out? How do they coordinate with the other items in the room? What feeling does the room give you? Once you take a long, hard look at your home, you'll be able to identify which colours and objects dominate it - and to change them if necessary."

Stacey Sibley, Creative Director, Alexander James Interior Design